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10 Xbox Series X games on your bucket list

If you are the lucky owner of Microsoft’s new consoles, the list of the best 10 Xbox Series X games in 2020 will simply blow your mind. You will find the right addition to your Xbox One library in the list below. Get comfy and enjoy best-in-class Xbox One games in 2020, which I have deliberately picked out for you.

#10 GEARS 5

Gears 5 is one of the last-generation games that has been greatly upgraded for the Xbox Series X since 2019. It has recently acquired new features and improved 4K visuals on the Xbox Series X. What is more, now it can run in 120 frames per second in Versus multiplayer. Besides, Gears 5’s new version has also altered its input lag. It means that player inputs translate to movement on screen much faster, allowing for an incredibly immersive and competitive experience. That is lit! The game will also allow you to replace Marcus Fenix with Dave Bautista.


One of the best series Ori and the Will of the Wisps have made its Xbox Series X changes and adjustments too. You are lucky if you own a compatible television, which will allow you to experience the eye-popping visuals of Ori at 120 frames per second in 4K and HDR. Now players can enjoy a 6K Supersampled Rendering Mode, particularly designed for the Xbox Series X version of the game. Besides, they can switch between the 4K and the 6K modes. Ori and the Will of the Wisps could always surprise you with its fantabulous environment and catchy soundtrack. But this time the developers have outdone themselves by adding more dynamic range and reverb in certain parts of the soundtrack.


If you are a fan of the Yakuza series, you should test Like a Dragon. The new entry in the Yakuza series not only introduces a brand-new character but also tells a great and dramatic story that you will follow until the very end. On your way, you will learn a new combat system, which is very dynamic and entertaining, with many attacking options and an equal emphasis on being alert to the actions of enemies. You will also come across lots of newly added features like new characters, settings, and battle techniques.


Watch Dogs: Legion delivers a never-before-seen gameplay innovation that allows you to recruit and play as anyone you see in the iconic city of London. Every single character in the open world is playable, and everyone has a backstory, personality, and skill set that will help you personalize your unique team. My advice is not to neglect the game’s permadeath option and turn it on as only permadeath and hardships make you play this game properly. I have not noticed any significant shortcomings yet just because the game allows you to recruit and play as anyone from London, hack armed drones, deploy spider-bots, and take down enemies using an Augmented Reality Cloak. You can also explore a massive urban open world featuring London’s many iconic landmarks and fun side activities. Team up with your friends and get a real buzz altogether.

#6 NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 is the latest installment in the world-known basketball series that will impress you with significantly enhanced graphics, gameplay, co-op options, and plenty of game modes like career mode for the WNBA. It will immerse you not only in professional basketball but NBA business and lifestyle as well. Among other gameplay upgrades, the players on the pitch are incredibly detailed so the game looks like a real-life broadcast thanks to new technologies. The pitches have also been visually improved thanks to new lighting and reflection techniques, which will leave no one indifferent.

#5 DIRT 5

Dirt 5, produced by Codemasters, is the best option for those who crave extreme, speed, and dirt in different parts of the world. The game has earned a reputation for its visceral detail and visual quality. So far it is an incredibly fun, amplified, off-road arcade racing experience you may ever have. In addition, it does not require too many technical and analytical skills to win the race. You will be also provided with a wide range of cars from rally icons to trucks and many more. There is a fleet of 64 vehicles, some fictional, among 13 classes. All additional alterations and improvements are particularly noticeable on Xbox Series X. These are some of the reasons why DIRT 5 deserves the name of the next generation of extreme racing.

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Series Devil May Cry is not the latest product on the market but it has always had a wide audience who admires it. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition has not become an exception this time, and so its real admirers will enjoy the company of their favorite characters, who have learned a couple of devilish fighting styles, graphics, dynamics, gameplay, music, and the atmosphere on the whole. Except for Nero and Dante, you will meet a new mysterious character called V, whose strength is completely different from the rest of the main characters. Besides his mastery of the sword, V can summon and command creatures, so they fight on his side. Players will face multiple battles with hordes of demons, see the world turned inside out, and continue living the story about the demon’s son Sparda, his comrades, and enemies.


Destiny 2: Beyond Light is an addition to the multiplayer shooter with a first-person view in a sci-fi world. The action takes place on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, where you have to prevent Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, and the Fallen forces from gaining their strength. Together with other Guardians, your mission is to destroy the enemy at any cost, even if you will need to resort to the forces of Darkness. Beyond Light is an easy recommendation for any avid Destiny fan, especially with a bunch of new upgrades. Among them, there are enhanced frame rates and resolution, faster loading speed, an adjustable field of view slider, and many more cool tools, which you have got to check out.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a mature violent first-person shooter video game, which is a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops. The events of the new shooter directly continue the story of the first Black Ops. The action takes place in the eighties, at the peak of the Cold War between the USA and the USSR. The game itself is a bright and bold adventure that makes you not only shoot, but become a spy in disguise, expose secret agents, solve puzzles, and catch flashbacks. Players will get a kick out of cinematic shooting scenes, numerous explosions, various weapons, helicopters, and rocket control, extreme jumps from rooftops or ledges, sniper games, hidden murders, and so on.

The plot is nonlinear, as in the previous Black Ops, with several endings and branches of the story. Your journey depends on your actions and the choices you make in the dialogues. One of the most distinguishing Treyarch’s features in Call of Duty games has always been Zombies. Zombie mode is pretty cool, it is fun to play, kill, and even die. Treyarch developers have been paying a great deal of attention to Zombie mode since 2008, and that is why it remains one of the best Xbox zombie games.


The world of Valhalla is divided into separate kingdom regions, and each has its own story. You choose the place you need on the strategic map in the settlement and set off on your adventure full of combats and side quests. You will develop your settlement and fight with Saxon troops, destroy their fortresses, seize enemy resources, invade their lands, and so expand your influence far beyond your growing settlement. Players will master uncompromising Viking combat techniques, develop their character along with the settlement by building barracks, forges, tattoo workshops thanks to new opportunities and tasks ahead of them.

While more games are coming out next year, do not miss a chance to enjoy some of the games above. No matter what will be your choice, Xbox Series X will turn each of these videogames into a great adventure. Just choose whatever appeals to you the most, either an RPG experience or an online multiplayer, and let the fun begin! 

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